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I am a new to taking exam 6...
Do I need to buy all the required "textbooks" (3 of them I think in total) in order to pass this exam? which ones should I buy?
07-11-2004, 11:15 AM
So, you're asking if "required" textbooks are actually optional?
You might as well get the accounting textbook, since you'll need it on Exam 7. As for the rest of the textbooks (only 2 relatively inexpensive reinsurance textbooks and the study kit), you can guess what they say if you want. It's tough to answer questions about their material if you've never read them. Some students buy the All-10 study manual as a substitute, but it's an expensive substitute. That'll cost you twice as much as the textbooks.
thanks for your response..
I already got the All 10 study manual..
that is why i am pondering if I still need go order the "required" textbooks..
07-11-2004, 03:25 PM
Go ahead and buy them -- they are actually decent reads and you might even learn something. If money's an issue try getting a job from a company that isn't so cheap.
07-12-2004, 08:40 AM
Others may disagree, but I think it is a mistake to rely only on the outlines in study guides. They are not infallible.
I would at least read through the primary source materials once. Besides, although its not universally true, the textbooks tend to be better written (from a student's perspective) than the "notes" are. You get more bang for your buck with a text book.
Ask around (this board is a good spot) to see if anyone will sell you a used version, or check Amazon, etc. for used copies if price is an issue.
07-12-2004, 10:43 AM
Just a thought, why don't you check them out from the CAS library instead of buying them? No costs involved (other than return shipping) and you can review the books before you buy them.
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